Laura Rose DeSantis’ spirit left her 93 year-old body on January 30, 2021. She was born November 25, 1927 in West New York, NJ and lived in North Bergen, NJ for most of her adult life. She was secretary to the mayor of North Bergen for many years. In 2005, Laura was selected as the NJ honoree to a week-long event in Washington, DC, hosted by Experience Works, that celebrated the contributions of older members of the work force. In 2007, Laura retired at age 80 and moved with husband James DeSantis to Albuquerque to be closer to family. Laura was welcomed into heaven by husband James, parents Francesco and Antonia Bitritto, brother Michael Bitritto, and sisters Anne Kellner and Frances Casamassima. She is survived and will be greatly missed by daughter Lori Peterkin and husband Robert, son Jamie DeSantis and wife Mindy, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends she left in NJ and those she made in NM. Burial arrangements by FrenchFunerals.com.